Hints to Stunning Landscape Photographs
Landscape photography is a favourite genre amongst many photographers, including me and if composed and implemented properly it can give astounding results. Actually there are so many top photographers that have contributed so much to the genre of landscape photography that it's now grown to truly have a life of its own. Anyways leaving aside all this, what is landscape photography. Landscape photography is just photography of landscapes. It could be a snow clad a lovely rainbow, a meandering river, mountain, a ruby red sundown or a placid lake. Whatever be the scene, there are definite rules or instead guidelines you have to keep in mind when you take those stunning pics.
1. The Angle of view: This is a major standard. Should you'd like actual photographs that are great, then you will need to get as a lot of the landscape in your frame. If you're utilizing a point and shoot or a conventional zoom lens, this can get frustrating. This is because these lenses have a narrow angle of view and therefore will not manage to capture the whole landscape in your frame. In a point and shoot there is not much you can do except make use of the panorama mode (I'll talk in detail about the panorama mode). In the event that you own a DSLR, then you can use one of the specialized wide angle lenses. A great wide angle is the canon 10-22 mm lens which I use (Of course you'll be able to use it just with Cannon, however there are wide angle lenses available for all mounts. Simply bear in mind you necessitate a zoom in the range of 10-20 mm). The one disadvantage of this is that these are very expensive. If you're searching for a cheaper choice, you may use any one of the wide angle adaptors. These are economical, but the image quality isn't too great. So itis a trade off.
2. Time of shoot: This is quite critical. The best time for landscape is either dusk or morning. The natural lighting offers the very best result and is just right. The dilemma with bright day light is that it can give your photos a washed out look, and can generate lots of glare. This can be rectified using a circular polariser. Nevertheless remember that using a CPL will reduce the amount of light entering the sensor by two stops that are around.
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3. Get a subject in the foreground: As I had mentioned in my earlier article on rule of thirds, get a subject in the fore ground. This might be a tree, or boat or anything proper. This make for a better composition and will definitely give greater depth to your pictures.
4. Lastly this is a super trick to boost the look of you photos. Look for a road or meandering river and compose your picture in such a manner that this road or river appears to either leaving or entering the photo. This gives a great aesthetic appeal to the photo.